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A spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, “Moana” opens Tuesday evening at Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6. Disney photo via AP

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.


“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” PG-13, 2:13. Adventure, family, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell.

“RUSH: TIME STAND STILL” Rating, 1:37. Documentary. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson star in “The Edge of Seventeen.” STX films photo via AP

An account of the final tour of the band Rush, including in-depth interviews with members of the band, the crew and various fans. Starring Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

“THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN” R, 1:44. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

High school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson and Blake Jenner.


“ALLIED” R, 2:04. Action, drama, history. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Andrew Garfield stars in “Hacksaw Ridge.” Summit photo via AP

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Jared Harris.

“MOANA” PG, 1:53. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. Starring  Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House.


“ALMOST CHRISTMAS” PG-13, 1:52. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Dan Fogler (from left), Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston star in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Warner Bros. Entertainment photo via AP

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mom died. Starring Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps and Danny Glover.

“ARRIVAL” PG-13, 1:56. Drama, mystery, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6 and Maui Mall Megaplex.

A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

“BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN” PG-13, 1:43. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. Starring Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely.

“DOCTOR STRANGE” PG-13, 1:55. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams.

“HACKSAW RIDGE” R, 2:11. Biography, drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex

World War II American Army medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey.

“INFERNO” PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Irrfan Khan.

“JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK” PG-13, 1:58. Action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders and Aldis Hodge.

“MOONLIGHT” R, 1:51. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery that chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp and Duan Sanderson.

“OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL” PG-13, 1:39. Horror, suspense, thriller. Ends today at Kaahumanu 6.

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson and Annalise Basso.

“SHUT IN” PG-13, 1:31. Drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.

A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever. Starring Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton and Jacob Tremblay.

“STORKS” PG, 1:29. Animation, comedy, family. Ends today at Kaahumanu 6.

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Starring Andy Samberg, Katie Crown and Kelsey Grammer.

“THE ACCOUNTANT” R, 2:08. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons.

“TROLLS” PG, 1:32. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel.

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